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Earthdance

is an arts, dance, & movement organization and retreat center in Western Massachusetts, on unceded, ancestral Nipmuck, Pocumtuc and Wabanaki Confederacy Land. Earthdance welcomes guests from around the world to engage in events that center movement and embodied practice, Contact Improvisation, and collaborative art making.

The staff and board of directors are committed to an organizational culture that values interdisciplinary collaboration, improvisational community building, and ongoing devotion to equity, access and direct response to the realities of a greater socio-cultural landscape.

Earthdance is dedicated to building awareness of sustainable living and community building; in addition to arts-focused programming, the facility is available for partnerships with other organizations, institutions, festivals, and rentals that align with Earthdance’s values and culture.

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Learn about what we offer
Contact Improvisation

Contact Improvisation

A form central to Earthdance & practiced around the world
Artist Residencies & Retreats

Artist Residencies & Retreats

Opportunities for creative exchange +/or focused practice
Community

Community

History. Challenges. Gathering. Connection.

Earthdance Events

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New Year’s Winter Jam 2022 with facilitators Raphael Sacks and Neva Cockrell

More information and registration coming soon!

An Evolution of Embodied Consciousness with Janet Adler, Paula Sager & Bonnie Morrissey

More information and registration coming soon!

Ongoing Monthly Ecstatic Dance at Earthdance!

Earthdance is teaming up with DJ Passionflower (Andrew Mangold) of Earthshake Ecstatic Dance to host the first iteration of a regular monthly movement gathering, held every second Thursday of the month!

Ongoing Sunday Jams at Earthdance

The long-time tradition of weekly Sunday CI Jams has returned to Earthdance! Come for a class beforehand, or just for the jam. Stay for the sauna and potluck dinner! Registration not required.

The Royal Ball! A Gala Benefit for Earthdance

This is your official invitation to the Royal Ball! - Your Majesty, this is guaranteed to be the event of the year. You certainly wouldn’t want to miss the chance to show off your fanciest dress and extravagant wealth to the other invited Regals. It would be the suggestion of this humble messenger to engage immediately your best tailors, dressmakers, and costumers to be certain you and your country are properly represented at this most auspicious gathering.

Monthly Family Constellation Workshop + Potluck & Sauna with Petrus Slaghekke

A kind of “living map,” Family Constellations is a unique, phenomenological approach that invites you to make peace with your past.

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More Ways to be Here

Host Your Event

With a unique combination of mixed-used indoor & outdoor facilities, Earthdance provides an ideal setting for workshops, conferences, and special events that seek a combination of focus, celebration, and intimate connection.

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Personal Retreats: Earthdance is a beautiful and inspiring place to rest & retreat.

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Mineral Collecting: Visit the old Betts Mine site to look for minerals.

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Experiences

The Value of Earthdance

A relaxing and rigorous environment, that values the pace of the body and the richness of the soul.

Lila H.

What I Learned

Inspired by a community of teachers dedicated to seeking the moving and sublime truths of existence I learned to call on my name as Artist and Dancer.

Michelle L.

Why I Donate

Earthdance is a gem in the firmament!  It holds space for deep exploration of one’s current investigation and supports our light spirit as well.

Ted J.

I Love

Part of my joy is just knowing that it’s here, even if I don’t use it as much as I would like.  It’s like a local home of the larger dance community.  A place to meet and re-meet friends.  A place to get physical contact in times when that’s missing from my life – a connection.  A place to express emotion. A place I’m proud to introduce people to as a physical center for my community of people.  It allows people to have a place  for the stream of community members that come and go through out lives.  A place of nurturing – be it food, touch, talk, dance.

Anonymous.